Hubert Humphrey Quote
“We can't use a double standard — there's no room for double standards in American politics — for measuring our own and other people's policies. Our demands for democratic practices in other lands will be no more effective than the guarantee of those practices in our own country.”
Address to the Democratic National Convention (July 14, 1948), Convention Hall, Philadelphia.
“As soon as man began considering himself the source of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything, the world began to lose its human dimension, and man began to lose control of it.”
Ch. 1 : Growing Up Outside, p. 11 - Disturbing the Peace (1986)
“The theory of interest was wrapped in utter obscurity, until Hume and Smith dispelled the vapor.”
Book II, On Distribution, Chapter VIII, Section I, p. 354 - A Treatise On Political Economy (Fourth Edition)(1832)
In Latin: "Corruptissima republica plurimae leges" - Annals iii.27
“If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.”
As quoted in Think, Vol. 27 (1961), p. 32
Born: May 27, 1911
Died: January 13, 1978 (aged 66)
Bio: Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr., served under President Lyndon B. Johnson as the 38th Vice President of the United States.
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“I started at Pillsbury as a manager in one of their analysis functions, then worked my way up the corporate ladder to become vice president. Moving to Burger King was an important moment in my career.”